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TMARK

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2013, 02:56:03 PM »

Yes they are very flat and have lots of detail if exposed properly and are just wonderful to work with because there are some many possibilities and room for personal interpretation.

This was such a bold move by Leica and I applaud them for this amazing B&W camera. THere are so many DSLRs out there that are trying be be the one size fits all and I for one do not like the direction that the big 2 are moving in. I hope that Leica comes out with a new M-E with the new CMOS in it. If they do I will be all over that and dump my Canon gear and completely move over to Leica even for my professional work. Probably to M-Es if thats indeed what happens. And I doubt I will even dump my MM as long as it can be repaired if it ever breaks down.

I think the MM is their best camera since the M6.  I had an M6 for 21 years.  The best camera I ever owned. 
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #141 on: March 26, 2013, 05:15:47 PM »

I shot years ago with an M4 and totally fell in love with the shooting experience of a rangefinder. I always loved shooting with my 500 C/Ms and my old Canon F-1s to a lesser extent but I was never really crazy about my DSLRs. I mean it was just bllaaaaahhh. With my MM I'm in love again with the experience. Its like the camera is not there. It totally gets out of my way and lets me get the images I am seeing in my head. Now whether that a good thing or not is an entirely different conversation (LoL) but I clearly can't blame the equipment for not getting me what I see because this camera, for me, gets outta the way and lets me get what I am seeing. 
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Rob C

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #142 on: March 26, 2013, 05:31:03 PM »

I think the MM is their best camera since the M6.  I had an M6 for 21 years.  The best camera I ever owned



Not to wander off too far: for me, it was the F2 Photomic whose more rounded edges made it that bit more comfortable to hold for hours on end than the classic F I ran alongside it.

The 500s were nice, too, but on tripods!

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #143 on: March 27, 2013, 12:27:14 AM »

One thing I really like is the high ISO of the MM. Heres a crappy photograph I just shot a few minutes ago at 10,000 ISO. No noise reduction.
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2013, 11:53:47 PM »

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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #145 on: March 30, 2013, 04:00:13 AM »

The Henri (MM) taking photographs outside Henri's

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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #146 on: March 30, 2013, 09:52:04 PM »

anybody else out there making photographs with this amazing camera?
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hasselbladfan

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #147 on: April 02, 2013, 03:38:28 AM »

Still 2 customers waiting before me !!

It is not right how Leica has plenty of stock in their own stores and let their Leica dealers / customers wait !

Grrrr......
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #148 on: April 03, 2013, 04:51:45 PM »

Took me 6 months.... >:(
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #149 on: April 04, 2013, 10:30:51 AM »

Allen,

I can understand this in the beginning, when production is starting up.

But, now, every f.... Leica store in the US / EU has one, ready to sell, but the dealers have to wait for years.

This is not right.
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Rob C

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #150 on: April 04, 2013, 11:30:07 AM »

Allen,

I can understand this in the beginning, when production is starting up.

But, now, every f.... Leica store in the US / EU has one, ready to sell, but the dealers have to wait for years.

This is not right.


What's right got to do with it? This is business, something folks tend to forget in the middle of a faux love affair; it's about making money.

But look at it this way: they are making you get a hotter set of hots for it; it'll be a higher high when it comes. Reminds me of the Beatles.

http://youtu.be/axb2sHpGwHQ

;-)

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2013, 12:27:57 PM »

If you want is so badly why not buy it from a Leica store, then?
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2013, 12:35:06 PM »

I still have a large store credit from Samy camera from selling my old Leicas. :(
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
« Reply #153 on: April 04, 2013, 12:38:56 PM »


This is business, something folks tend to forget in the middle of a faux love affair; it's about making money.


Rob,

It is bad business practice. You can never cover the globe with Leica stores alone. So you better treat your dealers as partners.

My point of view.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my MM
« Reply #154 on: April 04, 2013, 12:43:29 PM »

Still hope I get it before they introduce the M240 in Monochrom !  ;D
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
« Reply #155 on: April 07, 2013, 12:59:18 AM »

















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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
« Reply #156 on: April 07, 2013, 02:59:35 AM »

Hi Allen,

How was the show?
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
« Reply #157 on: April 07, 2013, 04:34:29 PM »

Thanks so much for asking. Big success. The manager said it was the largest turnout that they had ever had for an opening. Don't know if he was just being nice but the gallery was full.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
« Reply #158 on: April 08, 2013, 05:59:41 PM »

Just ordered my Mono today.
Always wanted a Leica. One more thing off the photography bucket list.

G

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
« Reply #159 on: April 09, 2013, 06:28:08 PM »

Just ordered my Mono today.
Always wanted a Leica. One more thing off the photography bucket list.

G

CONGRATS How long of a wait? Did they tell you?
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